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Dec
2014

It’s a crisis that goes by many different names…pervasive hunger…food access…food deprivation…and food poverty. Maybe the best way to describe it, however, is food insecurity.
Food insecurity is a term defined by the United States Department of Agriculture that indicates that the availability of nutritionally adequate and safe food, or the ability to acquire such food, is limited or uncertain for a household. The USDA also reports on “very low food security,” which occurs when one or more people in the household were hungry over the course of the year because …

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Jan
2015

Junior League Presidents and Presidents-Elect traveled to Orlando, Florida to kick off 2015 with a long weekend of leadership training. Here is the conference through their words and images.

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Jan
2015

Tap your creativity with Altruette’s Junior League Charm Challenge!
The winning design will recognize and benefit the work of Junior League women around the world.
Here’s the story:
Altruette produces a line of philanthropic jewelry that raises money and awareness for the nonprofits admired by its founders, former Fortunemagazine editors Julie Schlosser and Lee Clifford. They have raised tens of thousands of dollars for their cause-related partners such as CARE.org, Save the Whales and GlobalGiving.org.
After years of successfully selling their wares at the holiday markets of various Leagues, the pair decided to demonstrate …

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Nov
2013

It’s called Remembrance Day in Canada (and in other Commonwealth countries) and Veteran’s Day in the U.S., but it all comes down to the same thing: the fighting that killed an estimated 10 million soldiers and 7 million civilians in Europe almost a century ago came to an end on November 11, 1918…and the 11th day of November has ever since been a day to commemorate the event.
But the war also took place at a time of greater civic leadership for women and, while they were not combatants, their roles …